Ethics are extremely important in a work environment. In order to check whether your vendor is working by the legally acceptable ethical standards, you need to conduct a Social Audit of the place. What is a social audit? Let’s find out
A social audit is a certain type of certification audit that check your vendors for any unethical activities in their companies. The ethical or social audit is based on a strong checklist known as the SA 8000. Generally, the practices that categorize as unethical practices include:
If any of these violations are observed, then it can create serious troubles for the vendors and in certain cases for your business too.
Vendors who do not fulfill the requirements of the Ethical Audit or SA 8000 might end up in trouble sooner or later. Furthermore, violations of social ethics indicate that your vendor has little regard for ethical values and can substantially damage your businesses’ image. In addition, you can benefit in multiple ways by conducting social audits of your vendors, for instance:
SAMMARTEX Inspection will nominate a team that is well versed in the SA 8000 checklist requirements to audit your vendor. Our expert auditors will check the vendor against the following requirements: